School of Law

Curtis Tearte, Michelle Duprey and Timothy Fisher

Law Alumni Association Honors Five Alumni and Former Dean

The University of Connecticut Law School Alumni Association will honor retired IBM executive Curtis Tearte ’78, disabilities rights advocate Michelle Duprey ’93 and Dean Emeritus Timothy Fisher in an online ceremony on Oct. 13, 2020. Three recent graduates — Dan Brody ’15, Aigné Goldsby ’16 and Lisa Marie Rivas ’11 — will receive the Graduates […]

Empires or Umpires?

Law Review Symposium to Explore Role of Courts

Separation of powers and the role of the courts will be the focus of the Connecticut Law Review’s 2020 symposium, entitled “Empires or Umpires? Political Questions, Separation of Powers, and Judicial Legitimacy,” to be held online Oct. 9. Legal scholars and practitioners will explain and debate the role the courts play in today’s politically polarized […]

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UConn Law Welcomes Three Fulbright Scholars

The UConn School of Law will welcome three Fulbright scholars to study for LLM (Master of Laws) degrees in the 2020-2021 academic year. The scholars are Salome Chapeyama from Malawi, who will pursue an Insurance LLM, and Purmah Raamandarsingh from Mauritius and Ion Guzun from Moldava, who will each pursue a Human Rights and Social […]

Law Alumnus Endows Scholarship to Aid Veterans

A new scholarship at the UConn School of Law will help veterans and students who are active-duty military service members pay tuition and associated costs. Michael Callahan ’95 and his wife, Dr. Dana Weintraub, will establish the Mike Callahan ’95 Family Scholarship for Veterans this year. The impetus, Callahan said, was his belief in public […]

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UConn Law Faculty Workshops to Examine Contemporary Crises

“Navigating Crises” will be the theme of the Fall 2020 Faculty Workshop Series at the UConn School of Law. The weekly workshops will feature presentations by pre-eminent scholars from around the nation, typically about works in progress, in order to share ideas and foster discussion among faculty members about some of the most serious issues […]

Fredrick Stevens in online class

Incoming UConn Law Class Shows Persistence and Resolve

The UConn School of Law welcomed a diverse, experienced and very determined incoming class of 169 JD students and 40 LLM students to a first semester that was redesigned to meet the challenges of a global pandemic. Classes began Monday for the students and four new faculty members, with a new dean, Eboni Nelson, at […]

Karen DeMeola

Diversity Fund Established in Honor of UConn Law Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola

The Connecticut Bar Association has established a fund named after Assistant Dean Karen DeMeola to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the legal profession. DeMeola, the law school’s assistant dean for finance, administration and enrollment, was the first person of color to serve as president of the Connecticut Bar Association, a position she held from […]

UConn Law Welcomes Dean Eboni Nelson

Eboni S. Nelson joined UConn as dean of the School of Law on July 31, 2020. Her appointment was announced in March, after a nationwide search to find a successor to Dean Timothy Fisher, who is stepping down to join the faculty. Nelson comes to UConn from the University of South Carolina School of Law, […]

John Lewis’ 2012 Commencement Address at UConn School of Law

On May 20, 2012, U.S. Rep. John Lewis delivered the commencement address at the University of Connecticut School of Law and received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree. Transcript: Members of the Board of Trustees, Dean Paul, distinguished faculty, parents, family and friends, and to my colleague, my friend and brother, Congressman John Larson, your congressperson. […]

Peter Siegelman with a copy of thepaper he co-authored

Law Professor’s Paper Aces the Test of Time

The American Risk and Insurance Association will present the 2020 Robert I. Mehr Award to UConn Law Professor Peter Siegelman and Harvard Law Professor Alma Cohen for an article on adverse risk selection. The award is given each year to recognize a paper published 10 years earlier in the Journal of Risk and insurance that […]